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SMEs a Target for All Industrial Robotics Suppliers

ST Robotics Inc., based in Princeton, N.J., introduced its new Firefly industrial robot in November 2009. This release comes on the heels of a number of other announcements of industrial robots targeted specifically to small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), particularly...

Segway Merged and then Sold to Itself

Announcement noted that the merger/sale was accomplished on December 24, 2009, and that N.H.-based Segway also received funding that will be used to support the company going forward.

Roadmapping Robotics Opportunities

Roadmapping Robotics Opportunities

As a relatively young business sector, and one in which research advancements, technological developments, and societal need have combined to remove barriers to innovation and commercialization, the robotics industry has the good fortune of offering a vast number of business...

Partnership a Boon for 3D Vision Systems

A partnership announced in October 2009 between Motoman Inc. and Universal Robotics Inc. promises to greatly improve 3D vision systems for robotic material-handling applications while reducing overall costs. The partnership involves integrating Universal’s Spatial Vision self-calibrating 3D vision solution in...

InterSense Brings Advanced Inertial Measurement to the Masses

InterSense Inc., a developer of precision motion tracking technology, introduced in September the world’s first commercial, surface-mounted IMU (inertial measurement unit) chip, called NavChip. IMUs are critical technology for inertial guidance systems in ground, air, and underwater vehicles, including robotic...

Functional Overlap for SCARE and Robotics for IEDs

An interesting piece of research coming out of the University of Maryland describes how a computational technique termed geospatial abduction was developed to analyze patterns of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks. The new computational technique, developed by computer science researchers...